Session 6: A local issue of the class’s choice
- Different needs, common ground
- A local issue of the class’s choice
- Whenever any organisation has to make a decision, there will be some who agree and others who disagree. In a democracy, there are a wide range of methods that can be used to try to influence the outcome. Having explored the example of Heathrow’s third runway, learning is now applied to a self-selected issue of interest, and connections are made between this and personal, local, national and global matters.
- Students will consider why there are different views about their chosen issue.
- Students will creatively apply their prior learning to their chosen issue.
- Students will relate the content of the module to the aims of the “Miriam’s Vision” resource
- In the roles of different parties affected by the selected issue, students will develop their own ideas about how to influence decisions in their personal, local, national and global communities.
- Students will evaluate real issues, considering actions that are likely to be effective.
- Students will extrapolate from Miriam’s story to their own lives.
In this topic
- Students will consider the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities.